Ensure Supply of 28000 tones fuel oil to the power sector daily

Islamabad, June 23, 2012 (PPI-OT): Energy meeting was held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf here today at the PM House in which it was decided that the Ministry of Petroleum will ensure the supply of 28000 tones fuel oil supply daily to power to add 1200 MW in the national grid system.

It was also decided to provide 15mmcfd to GTPS, Faisalabad which would add another 65 mw in the national grid leading to ease up the pressure.

The meeting also discussed to provide 100 mmcfd additional supply of gas to Karachi Electricity Supply Corporation to produce 300 mw which could help KESC in reducing their off take from the national grid of equal quantity of power making it available for helping in improving the supply of electricity.

The gas is proposed to be made available to the power sector by suspending its supply of one day more to the industrial and the CAPTIVE power sectors in Punjab sparing the 66 mmcfd of gas for use in the most efficient power plants to produce electricity.

Similarly, 150mmcfd gas is proposed to be saved from the province of Sindh by cutting its supply one day more from the industrial and the CNG sectors which will be used by KESC for power generation.

In the meeting, it was also decided to constitute two committees consisting of Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar,Minister for Water and Power, Minister for Information,Mr.Qamar Zaman Kaira, Minister for Petroleum, Dr.Asim Hussain and Minister for Kashmir Affairs, Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo to hold negotiations with the representative of the Punjab industry and the CNG to convince them to agree to one day more cutting of the gas supply to the sectors in view of the acute requirement of gas in the power sector.

The other committee consisting of Dr.Hafeez Shaikh ,Minister for Finance, Syed Khurshid Shah, Minister for Religious Affairs and Dr. Asim Hussain, Minister for Petroleum to hold talks with Governor of Sinh, Dr.Ishrat ul Ibad and the chief Minister Sindh to hold talks with the stakeholders for reduction of gas supply.

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